Labour market forecasting

Our analysis and commentary from our labour market forecasting programme informs New Zealand employers and government policy.

Short-term forecasting

We use our short-term employment forecasts to inform our advice on priority settings for immigration, tertiary education and industry training over the next 2-3 years.

We use a short-term employment model that draws on the latest macroeconomic forecasts to derive forecasts of industry-level economic activity and productivity to obtain forecasts of industry employment. We then use the industry-level employment forecasts to forecast employment by occupations and skill levels.

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Medium- to long-term employment forecasts

We use our medium- to longer-term employment forecasts to inform our advice on priority settings for immigration, tertiary education and industry training over the next 5-10 years.

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